Whitewater Rafting and Adventures Near Asheville
Add a splash to your Asheville visit with a whitewater rafting trip! Whether your group is looking for a quick trip conveniently located near downtown, or a more detailed adventure itinerary, Nantahala Outdoor Center offers adventure on several iconic rivers in the Southeast.
Just a short drive outside of Asheville is the scenic French Broad River. On NOC’s French Broad rafting trips, you’ll explore the third-oldest river in the world, located deep in the rugged Pisgah National Forest. With spectacular mountain views and splashy Class II-III rapids, this trip is ideal for families or those looking for a fun, convenient trip just outside of the city.
Experience even more adventure at NOC’s 500-acre main campus located just outside of Bryson City. For over 50 years, the Nantahala Gorge has been a destination for families for whitewater rafting trips, mountain top zip lining, mountain biking, two riverfront restaurants, even cabin and lodging options adjoining the Appalachian Trail.
Whether you are visiting Asheville or a local, a whitewater rafting trip in the mountains of Western North Carolina is something your family will never forget!
French Broad Rafting: Half-Day Deluxe (with Lunch)
This half-day trip offers family-friendly whitewater rafting on the French Broad with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC.
French Broad River Rafting: Full-Day (with Lunch)
This full-day trip offers family-friendly French Broad river rafting with fun rapids, scenic mountain views of Pisgah Forest, and a riverside lunch. One of the best things to do in Asheville, NC!
Nantahala River Rafting: Fully Guided in North Carolina
White water rafting in North Carolina is a classic family friendly trip down the iconic mountain river: The Nantahala River. This popular rafting trip is perfect for families and paddlers of any skill level.
Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Fly through the Smoky Mountain skies on NOC’s Mountaintop Zip Line Tour! With almost two miles of zip lines from treetop to treetop, this trip is considered a premier zip line experience in the mountains of North Carolina.
River to Ridge: Rafting and Zip Line Package
Combine two of our most popular adventures and save with our River to Ridge package! Fly on over two miles of zip lines through the Smoky Mountain skies on NOC’s Mountaintop Zip Line Tour! Combine with a guided whitewater rafting trip for a day of adventure you’ll never forget!
Tsali Guided Mountain Biking
Experience fun trails and scenic overlooks with a guided mountain biking tour on Tsali! Just a short drive from our main campus, guests will receive top of the line equipment, instruction and guidance along with a trailside snack!
Rinse & Repeat DiscountRaft more, save more! Book 2 NOC whitewater rafting trips on different rivers and save 10%, book 3 different rivers and save 15%, or book 4 different rivers and save 20% on your entire rafting reservation.
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